Psyphr is Next Generation Security – GCHQ Director Jeremy Fleming Agrees


We founded Psyphr because we believe that in order for technology to continually advance and through this empower and improve our lives societies and businesses, the integrity and security of our data cannot be unreliable and considered apart any longer.

Security cannot be a stand alone consideration of development. It’s in front, number one and fundamental to all stakeholders. Everything else is (usually) achievable and should be second on the list. Service delivery begins and ends with security.

The less secure our data the slower we will progress.  As our data and applications become more fragmented and distributed across new technologies and surfaces the harder they become to secure. We want data to be free, but in order to move freely it also needs to be kept safe.  We’ve been saying since we began that traditional approaches to security are simply not effective any more and security needs to be part of the application, together with the data, baked in from the inside.

So we are pleased to know that last month Jeremy Fleming the head of GCHQ and the NCSC agreed with us in his article linked to below written for the Sunday Times.  These particular quotes in bold stand out to us as they encapsulate our approach with Psyphr.

Jeremy Fleming, Director at GCHQ – 12th August – Excerpt

“In the past we have often seen security bolted on to technology as new risks emerge. For an environment where the cycle of development to deployment is accelerating and where our dependence on overseas technologies is increasing, this approach no longer works.

New systems – and their supply chains – need security built into the earliest stages of design if we are to protect liberties, ensure public confidence and counter threats to internet freedom.”

News article – 12 August 2018

Director GCHQ, Jeremy Fleming, writes about the unparalleled opportunities and challenges we face as the world becomes ever more digitally connected. With the globalisation of technology, he explains how GCHQ will continue to work with businesses, technology companies, academia, and privacy groups, to protect the public from real-world and online harm.